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Poster: PrAz Date: May 1, 2006 9:53pm
Forum: etree Subject: Grateful Dead: Best 'Box of Rain'...

Subject says it all...or rather, asks it all

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This post was modified by Diana Hamilton on 2006-05-02 04:53:35

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Poster: cream-puff-war Date: May 2, 2006 7:34am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: Grateful Dead: Best 'Box of Rain'...

Personal favorite (not saying "best") -

1987-06-21

I was at this Berkeley Greek daylit show.

Phil forgot a few words, while putting his tongue in cheek, literally.

It's all I can remember from the show. Of course it's here on the archive.

At the June 22, 1986 GreeK there's a good review of that Box of Rain.
Phil came up with an amusing change in the lyrics:
Please don't be surprised,
if you find me forgetting the words!"

I find it hard to judge these later shows, when a number like Box of Rain evokes a lot of emotion and maybe even nostalgia for a favorite song being revived.

The audience seems to be cheering them not so much for how well they're performing the song, but that they're playing it at all...


I'll listen to that 1973 version suggested above.

I was surprised no one voted for Box of Rain at:

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/blogs/sfgate/detail?blogid=3&entry_id=4701#comments

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Poster: Atog Date: May 2, 2006 10:54am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: Grateful Dead: Best 'Box of Rain'...

Everyone forgets it's accoustic start, 9/17/70

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Poster: auralking Date: May 1, 2006 2:51pm
Forum: etree Subject: Re: Best 'Box of Rain'...

1973-06-10 has the best version IMO. The boys had been playing "Box of Rain" all through the spring of '73 and by this time it was well rehearsed. Shortly after this show the boys stopped doing "Box of Rain" in regular rotation and did not pick it up again for several years I believe.

Specifically, the 1973-06-10 show has, IMO, the best Jerry slide guitar solo in the middle.

"Box of Rain" is one of my favorites

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Poster: hl_1001 Date: Jul 1, 2006 7:39am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: Best 'Box of Rain'...

1973-06-10 is nice but i think 1973-02-15 is still a little bit better. The sound and the vocals are clearer.

And i don't mean the soundcheck at the beginning of the show ;) .

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Poster: Fishead Date: May 1, 2006 11:33pm
Forum: etree Subject: Re: Grateful Dead: Best 'Box of Rain'...

3-28-88 hampton
6-25-88 buckeye
7-7-89 jfk

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Poster: bonk Date: May 3, 2006 1:43am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: Grateful Dead: Best 'Box of Rain'...

3-19-90 is also nice

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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or Staffskb archives Date: May 2, 2006 2:18am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: Grateful Dead: Best 'Box of Rain'...

3/28/86